DraftKings Gets First Approval To Offer Iowa DFS Contests

Sports fans finally will be able to put together the team of their dreams from the fields of Iowa. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission issued authorization Thursday for DraftKings to conduct daily fantasy sports contests in the state. “We are happy to confirm we have received our license to offer daily fantasy sports in […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Fans Will Soon Have Their Day In Iowa

The day is coming for regulated daily fantasy sports to make its long-anticipated debut in Iowa. Brian Ohorilko, administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, tells Legal Sports Report there’s a good possibility that DraftKings and FanDuel get authorization to offer regulated DFS next week. Unexpected potholes and detours have marked the road to DFS approval […]

The Week In Sports Betting News: Open Season For NFL And College Football

With a successful rookie season under its belt, US sports betting is ready to put on a show in 2019. Bettors in 13 states are now cashing tickets (or licking wounds) following the long-awaited start of the NFL campaign. That’s up from just five states a year ago, with New Jersey beginning to establish itself as […]

Two Touchdowns Of Iowa Sports Betting Options Open In Time For NFL Kickoff

For the first week of the NFL season, Iowa sports betting will be available at 14 of 19 casinos, with two mobile apps serving the state. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) administrator Brian Ohorilko told Legal Sports Report that stakeholders are excited about the influx of people attending casinos to visit sportsbooks over the course of […]

The Week In Sports Betting: Iowa Standing In The On-Deck Circle

Hello, ladies and gents, and welcome to another Monday look-back at recent sports betting news. Good news for both of us this week: There’s not a ton to cover. What we do have is important, though, headlined by a new state preparing to open a region to the wonders of legal sports betting. Before we […]

What Do The Penn National Deals Mean For Sports Betting In Your State?

Penn National Gaming might not be a household name, but it is well on its way to becoming a dominant force in the sports betting industry. At a glance, its series of new partnerships announced last week appears likely to shift the long-term balance of power in the young US sports betting market. We’re putting the […]

How Mobile Could Start Early Before Iowa Sports Betting Launches

Those looking to beat the rush for the upcoming launch of Iowa sports betting might be able to sign up early for mobile accounts. Brian Ohorilko, administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), tells Legal Sports Report that casinos with approved account registration controls could start taking sign-ups early next week. The first such approval was issued Wednesday. […]

How Close Is Iowa Sports Betting? Just A Few Steps Remain Ahead Of Key Vote

The Iowa Senate sports betting bill is on the move, and it’s getting closer to matching the bill that already is on the House floor. Sen. Roby Smith, sponsor of S 366, tells Legal Sports Report that he expects his legislation to pass through the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday to reach the Senate […]